We have had our share of bug attacks in the Jasmine Garden. But over the past year or two, infestations have been horrendous.
The worst attack was on the guava tree. A perfect storm of mealy bugs and sooty mould encrusted the underside of leaves in summer 2017. Meanwhile, fruit flies and their larvae got to work on the fruits with a vengeance, boring, squirming, munching…
via Daily Prompt: Encrusted
So our lone pomegranate has finally ripened… As you can see, beautiful from one point of view, less-than-perfect from another. After watching this one develop over a period of months, and detaching a few companion fruit that were attacked by pests, we have taken the plunge and picked the survivor today… Read more
There are times when our plants cause me to do a double-take. This happened today.
I often take some steps back to view an area either from above, from a bedroom window or from the roof; or from a distance, as from the back doorstep looking over the raised beds. It helps to see the garden in perspective and to spot things I might not see from close up… Read more